BENEFITS OF A GRADUAL CONSOLIDATION OF GOVERNING BODIES

CONSOLIDATION DOES NOT GET RID OF THE VILLAGE OR THE TOWN

IT KEEPS THE PROTECTION THE VILLAGE PROVIDES

IT REDUCES OVERHEAD

IT REDUCES THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE ON TOWN AND VILLAGE FROM 10 TO 5

IT MAKES IT EASIER TO FIND DUPLICATION AND IMPROVE EFFICIENCY

IT COORDINATES BUDGET CYCLES OF TOWN AND VILLAGE FOR TRANSPARENCY

IT WILL EVENTUALLY REQUIRE AN ELECTION OF 5 TOWN AND BOARD MEMBERS TO REPLACE THE 10 PEOPLE NOW IN OFFICE.

STATE GRANTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR THIS PURPOSE AND THE STATE ASSEMBLY AND SENATORS WE ELECT WILL BE ABLE TO HELP.

TOWN AND VILLAGE WOULD NO LONGER BE ABLE TO SUE EACH OTHER.

 

DOES WOODBURY NEED TWO SEPARATE GOVERNMENT ENTITIES?

Pay a Fair Wage! But Does Woodbury Need Ten?

By Chris McKenna 
Times Herald-Record 
Posted Apr 23, 2018   

WOODBURY - The cost of having two governing boards for virtually the same territory in Woodbury has just gone up a bit.

The $10.1 million budget the Village Board adopted this month includes raises for the mayor and trustees, narrowing a large gap between what they and their counterparts on the Town Board earn.

Coming on the heels of two up-and-down changes in the town supervisor’s salary, the village pay increases will bring the combined salaries of the 10 people on those two boards to more than $160,000  â€‹ ....